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5 Easy Tips to Make your Home Safe for an Elder Loved-One

Safety is important to all of us. Here are 5 easy tips to help make your home safer. Please visit the site for a chance to win by taking the Safety Survey!

As we start to get older, jars become harder to open and the fear of slipping in the tub becomes greater. So how can we make our homes safer for us and our loved ones?

By making a few stops at the local hardware store and Bed, Bath & Beyond, you can easily make your home safer for all.

1.  Walk through your house. Check for boxes or loose papers in the hallways and rooms, which could be blocking a pathway. Check for wires that are out in the open. If you can trip over it in daylight, you certainly can trip over it in the middle of the night.

2.  Start in the Bathroom.

  • Bathtub. Slipping in the bathtub is my biggest fear, so I have fun little foot grab stickers in my tub, which can be found at Bed, Bath & Beyond. You will also need to have easy-to-install grab-bars for the tub, which can be found at Home Depot. Shower chairs are great for daily cleaning; they are easy to move stools which make bathing safe.
  • Check the bath-mat. It is always recommended, to get rid of your mats. Bed, Bath & Beyond has a great no-slip mat with fast drying memory foam surface; they also come in a variety of colors.

To See the Rest of the Tips please visit: http://qualifiedseniorcare.com/2012/05/how-to-make-your-home-safe-for-an-elder-love-one/ 

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